Family: Bignoniaceae

Campsis radicans
Campsis radicans   (L.) Seem. ex Bureau  -  Trumpet-creeper

Photo © by Peter Nelson
Taken in Avalon, NJ, 1985.

By Kerry Barringer

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 02/01/2013

Key to the genera of Bignoniaceae

1. Sprawling vines; flowers orange; leaves pinnately compound...Campsis
1. Trees; flowers blue-purple or white; leaves entire...2

2. Flowers blue-purple, with 4 stamens; fruits ovoid, borne upright; pith chambered or absent...Paulownia (now in Catalpa)

List of Bignoniaceae Genera

References to Bignoniaceae

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